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Emergency Nursing and Mental Health NSER 7800

Nursing Specialty Emergency Course

Course details

This practice-based course has been developed for nurses caring for patients experiencing mental health challenges or patients experiencing physical illness/injury with a concomitant mental health component. This course is suitable for all nurses working in rural, community, or tertiary hospital emergency departments as well as community settings. The following information provides a brief description of our course.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of NSER 7800 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 44118


Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44118
  • $894.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online

Ian Fingler

Course outline




Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an elective course whithin the ER curriculum that may be suitable for some students and can also be taken on its own as continuing ed.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Participants will utilize a mental health framework for the assessment of patients experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Participants will demonstrate safe care for patients with a variety of mental health challenges.
  • Participants will describe the effects of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, and anti-manic medications.
  • Participants will critically analyze the impact of mental health challenges on patients and their families.
  • Participants will describe the ways in which mental health discourse impacts patients and the health care they receive.
  • Participants will describe current theories explaining mental health challenges.
  • Participants will reflect in writing about current practices in the care of people experiencing mental health challenges.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Emergency Nursing and Mental Health (NSER 7800) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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